Friday, February 1, 2008

Chop Chop

Happy Friday, all! Today was my day off and as always I had a ton of plans set up in my head of things to get done.....start organizing.....buy paint and start painting....get all my laundry caught up....etc...you know how it is. Then reality sets in or should I say Sawyer wakes up and all I want to do is spend the entire day doing things with him. Also, he loves having me all to himself and doesn't allow me to start anything, much less complete anything. So once again another Friday slipped past me with nothing accomplished-unless you count making a train out of pillows and chugging through the "mountains" until we fall off, or building trains out of blocks (can you tell what we love at our house this week), or dancing to the radio, or reading LOTS of books, and well I am counting all that because it is just as important if not MORE important than all the things on my list to do (:

After spending the day with Sawyer, it was time to pick up the older kids from school and make our Friday trip to Caribou Coffee for iced drinks, hot cocoa, and coffee! A highlight we all look forward to, even the littlest (: I can hear him saying, "ahhhh" (his sound for drink) in the back as soon as I round the corner to the drive-thru! We had planned to get Alaina's hair cut this weekend as the poor girl has been fighting tangles all week. She has spent years tying to have long hair but has finally given up on the dream. It would be fine if she would get up and shower every morning but, no she decided to get a haircut instead of losing a little sleep-a chip off the ol' block.... So, anyway I left the decision up to her as to how much she wanted off. I thought she would just take off and inch or two but she ended up going all the way up to her shoulders! It was probably more like 6 0r 7. It is adorable and I can't decide if she looks older or younger.
It is a little quieter around here tonight (literally) as Jonnie is staying at a hotel with a friend tonight. He is staying at a resort about an hour away and it is the first time he is staying overnight with someone other than family. He was fine with it, but I have a little anxiety.... The family is wonderful, so I am not really worried, but I can't help but feel a little worried with him in the pool with his fear of the water-I keep going through scenarios in my head that he falls in the deep water and no one sees him.....ok...stop! He will be just fine! I also worry that he will be sad or want to come home and I can't just swing by and pick him up. Maybe part of me just wants him to be a little sad so then I feel like he still needs me, sigh.... It is both wonderful and hard seeing them grow up.....

So, Jon was off to work tonight and it was just the three of us hanging out playing ball, hide and go seek, and eating popcorn-fun times! What will I ever do with myself when they are all old (:

Our weekend plans include me working again tomorrow morning (we have a lot of students testing), going out to dinner at some friends' new house, teaching Sunday school and hopefully find time to take my Sunday nap. Oh, and I suppose I will have to do up a few more purees-it has been going great and all the recipes I have made went over really well! You can't even taste the extra vegetables in everything. I even made the banana bread with cauliflower in it and you couldn't even taste it. I can't wait to try more this week-I love knowing all the food my family is eating is homemade, right down to their snacks!

Have a great weekend!

5 comments :

Peace is every step said...

Love Alaina's hair. Definately looks older!!! I had to do a double take to make sure it was her.
We did the exact same thing with mountains and tunnels tonight!!

Following Forward said...

Alaina's hair is so cute! It looks good on her, I think it makes her look older.

Julie B said...

Alaina's hair looks great! I love how it frames and shows off her face. I think it does make her look a bit older too :)
How did Jonnie like the sleepover? Any phonecalls home?

I always start out with the best of plans.....that never happen! Though today we must clean, we must, we must....

My Lifesong said...

Love Alaina haircut, too. She definitely looks like a young lady now. I'm jealous of your weekend. It sounds wonderful. Yes, how did Jonnie enjoy his weekend?

Lorrie said...

Jonnie did great, but he learned how other families are different from his and that upset him a little. He thought the parents yelled at their kids too much (threatening spanking) and since Jonnie is so sensitive he didn't like that at all. He said he missed us, but it sounds like he did fine and had fun swimming (: